What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder that produces a lot of unhappiness. An estimated 2%-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier,…

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Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS)

There are two surgical methods to treat excessive sweating. One is the “classic” method and the other is the “endoscopic” method. The classic method is open surgery and it is done through large incisions. The second method is ETS (Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy). ETS is a procedure aiming to decrease sweating in certain areas that have…

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Bronchoscopy

Primarily; bronchoscopy is a diagnostic device. Bronchoscopy is most frequently used for searching the causes of respiratory symptoms such as hemoptysis, coughing, and unexpressed, especially one-sided wheezy respiration in patients with normal chest graph and tomography. Other primary indications are listed as centrally located lung mass, volume depletion on chest x-ray, pneumopyothorax, permanent infiltrations, deviation in trachea…

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Poland Syndrome & Treatment

Poland syndrome is a disorder in which affected individuals are born with missing or underdeveloped muscles on one side of the body, resulting in abnormalities that can affect the chest, shoulder, arm, and hand. The extent and severity of the abnormalities vary among affected individuals. Poland syndrome has been estimated to occur in 1 in…

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Causes of Over Sweating

If heavy Sweating has no underlying medical cause, it’s called primary hyperhidrosis. This type occurs when the nerves responsible for triggering your sweat glands become overactive and call for more perspiration even when it’s not needed. Primary hyperhidrosis may be at least partially hereditary. If the sweating can be attributed to an underlying medical condition,…

Immunotherapy for Metastatic Lung Cancer

Lung cancer has long been considered one of the most challenging cancers to treat because it has usually spread by the time you’re diagnosed. When it spreads to other body parts, doctors refer to it as metastatic. The newest field of cancer medicine, called Immunotherapy, is an effective treatment option for metastatic lung cancer. Getting…

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Psychological Problems Caused by Hyperhidrosis

Mine KaragozogluPsychologist Hyperhidrosis characterized by excessive sweating of face, armpits, hands, and feet can result in severe psychological distress. The quality of life is significantly impaired. The usual acts of social life such as handshaking and eye contact become more and more difficult. In summer, when heavy clothes, jackets, and coats are put away, people…

Mediastinal Cancers

Mediastinal Cancers

Mediastinum is an anatomical region which is surrounded by thoracic cavity, thoracic entry on the top, diaphragm at the bottom, vertebral column at the posterior, sternum at the front and parietal pleura at the side. Mediastinum is divided into two as superior and inferior with a line extending from the anguli sterni to the fourth inter-vertebral…